LORETTA JOSEPHINE THOMPSON

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LORETTA JOSEPHINE (JO) THOMPSON Loretta Josephine "Jo" Thompson went to be home with The Lord on August 7th, 2016. She left this world peacefully in her sleep. She was born April 21, 1931 in Waldron, Arkansas, to Julia Myrtle Reed and Virgil Dewey Martin. She considered "Bud" Estell Curtis (her mother's second husband) to be her father. Jo was the second oldest of her siblings: Merle, Betty, Raymond, Denver and Carl. Jo attended Waldron High School and graduated with honors in 1949. Later that year; she married Glenn W. Thompson with whom she had two sons Glenn E. and Mark William. After raising her sons, Jo attended Yakima Valley College and graduated with an LPN Degree. She was on the Dean's List three times during 1982-1984. She achieved honors in addition to being primary care-giver for her ailing parents. She worked until her retirement at Providence Hospital in Toppenish. After retiring she moved to Lenore Idaho where she lived in "God's Country" for fifteen years. In 2011 she moved to Richland Washington for the remainder of her life. Jo was smart, beautiful, honest, and generous. Her sons were the most important thing in her life. Jo had a deep love for animals, especially her Lil' Bit. She loved reading books and listening to country music. Jo preferred her bacon crispy and always kept a box of chocolates hidden in the house, along with a pearl-handled 9mm, "just in case". She loved the Clearwater Valley in Idaho and retained a lifelong fondness for her birthplace of Waldron Arkansas. Her family and loved ones are at peace knowing they will be together again in Heaven. Jo is survived by her sons, Glenn (Gayle) Thompson and Mark (Liz) Thompson, Her brothers: Ray (Ann) Curtis, Denver Curtis (Kay) and Carl Curtis. Grandchildren: Jason, Jeremy, Christy, and Matthew Thompson, Jessica Keller, & Great-Grandchildren Gus, Bee and Kyra. A Celebration of Jo's life is scheduled for Saturday, August 13th, 11:00 AM at Life Church Seven, 1110 Stevens Drive, Richland Washington.
Published in Tri-City Herald from Aug. 12 to Aug. 13, 2016